Parish Clerk Advertisement

Parish Clerk Advertisement March 2020

This advertisement is appearing in the Daily Echo, and in the Hampshire Chronicle on Thursdays 12, 19 and 26 March 2020.

The extended version below was posted on the parish noticeboards and will appear in the April 2020 issue of the Compton & Shawford Parish Magazine.

Advertisement as it appears in the Hampshire Chronicle. Click to view full-size.

Compton and Shawford Parish Council is seeking to recruit a part-time Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer.

The Parish Council consists of a team of 9 Councillors and the Clerk. Parish Council meetings are held, in the evening, in alternate months. The Clerk is required to attend and to produce minutes of all Council meetings and the Annual Parish Meeting.

He/she is also responsible for the day to day administration of the Council: managing the Council’s finances, in accordance with Government Accounting Regulations, and providing support to the Council’s webmaster.

The position is home based but will require a commitment to attend ‘ad hoc’ meetings and some site visits, mostly within the parish. The work is varied and rewarding and would suit someone with an interest in supporting the local community.

The successful candidate will need to be an effective communicator and adopt a flexible approach, to best meet the needs of the public and the Council. Good IT skills are essential, as is an ability to manage the Council’s finances effectively and accurately.

The Parish Council provides a range of local services including the provision of two children’s play areas and two sports fields. It owns important local assets such as Shawford Parish Hall and the Jubilee Pavilion, Compton Down, and several bus shelters and benches.

The post is based on an employment of 15 hours a week on a salary range of SCP 10 to SCP 20 (currently £10.79 to £13.15 per hour) determined by qualifications and experience.

For more information visit the Council’s website at: www.comptonshawford-pc.gov.uk or contact Councillor Richard Webster, .

An application form can obtained from the Clerk .  The closing date for applications is 27 March 2020 (but late applications may be accepted)

David A Drake
11 March 2020

More about Parish Councils and the role of the Clerk

  • The Essential Clerk gives a very useful introduction to the role of the Parish Clerk, explaining how Parish Councils work, and the roles and responsibilities of, and relationships between the clerk, the chairman and the councillors. This  link is to the 2007 DEFRA-funded version.
  • If you haven’t worked with a Parish Council before, there are several links on our advice page for prospective councillors, and you will need to know what Parish Councils can do.

More about this Parish Council

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About this page

This web page is based on the page produced to support of the Council’s advertisement for a new clerk on May 2008.

It was migrated to our new website in 2014 following a recommendation from our auditor that recruitment procedures should be documented.